Welcome back to this week's installment of Tech Dating 101, where geeksugar
and I team up to help you out with the issues that arise when technology and dating meet. We've covered the Internet, but this week it's textual — Enjoy!
Is it OK to decline a date or cancel plans via text?
To see DearSugar's answer
Like I said last week in regards to making announcements over the Internet, I prefer face to face or voice to voice contact over text messaging or e-mail, but if you're looking for the easy way out, sending a text is definitely the way to go!
Since there are no rules set in stone, take each scenario into consideration. If you're canceling on a good friend, especially last minute, I'm sure she/he would appreciate hearing your voice and your reason for canceling, but if you're bagging out on someone who is easy going, not too sensitive or on someone you don't plan on seeing again (a bad date for instance), I think sending a text is perfectly fine. With that said, it definitely gives off the impression that you don't care enough to pick up the phone and tell him/her in person so take that into consideration.
I know that some people's main mode of communication is text or instant messaging, so if you don't think the other person would be offended by it, by all means keep your mode of communication status quo, but ask yourself how you'd feel if that person texted you instead of calling and use your answer as your gage.
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